Arab Women in Revolution: Reports from the Ground

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Two young women filming the celebrations in Cairo’s Liberation Square.

From uprisings that overthrew colonial powers to modern revolutions waged on the streets and online, women in the Middle East have been at the frontlines of the region’s every decisive moment.

And yet they are often left to the footnotes of history books and in the margins of media stories.

Women’s eNews makes them the focus.

Inspired by women’s ongoing vital role in uprisings and transitions from Tunisia to Egypt to Morocco, Women’s eNews provides in-depth coverage of the issues central to women as stakeholders of society, politics and the economy in this period of transition and–at times–tumult.

Political and economic participation, access to health and education, non-discriminatory family and citizenship laws, protection against gender-based violence, freedom of expression, room for religious views that run the gamut of the secular to strict practice, safety from state violence and arbitrary detentions. The list of issues is long, but we know the women working to resolve them are strong.